Beauty and style guru Trinny Woodall spills the secrets behind her radiant complexion at 58 – and why her new $75 ‘miracle’ serum is set to shake up the makeup industry
- Trinny Woodall is a fashion and beauty icon and runs the popular Trinny London
- She warns sugar is the real enemy when it comes to anti-ageing and disease
- She admits she has a ‘complicated’ skincare routine but believes in balance
- Trinny’s new BFF Rebalance Serum is a skincare/makeup hybrid
- The AUD$75 tinted serum has been dubbed a gamechanger for congested skin
For decades, English style and beauty icon Trinny Woodall has built up a legion of fans who swoon over her style advice and charismatic DIY tutorials – be it on TV or more recently, casual live streams.
The magnetic Trinny London founder never holds back when it comes to sharing her tricks and despite preaching a ‘simple is best’ mantra in most things, she is open about her ‘complex’ skincare routine and anti-ageing go-tos.
‘My skincare routine is quite complicated,’ Trinny told FEMAIL.
‘I clean my skin twice at night – once with a balm and then with an AHA BHA PHA gel. Then I will do a little acid, retinol and finish with a peptide. In the morning I will do a cleansing balm, vitamin C and if it is summer go straight to my BFF Skin Perfector.’
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The magnetic Trinny London founder never holds back when it comes to sharing her style and beauty tricks and despite preaching a ‘simple is best’ mantra in most things, she is open about her ‘complex’ skincare routine and anti-ageing go-tos
In between Trinny does little face massages to oxygenate her skin and focuses on lymphatic drainage. She does so with her hands and tools, including gua shas and the AUD$483 NuFace device that reduces wrinkles and tightens sagging skin with microcurrents.
‘I am always slapping my face around, I do a lot of lymphatic drainage. For me it’s about lifting and continuity. If people use things once every two weeks then nothing is going to happen, don’t bother,’ she said.
‘I’ve done Botox since I was 35. I started it because I had very, very bad forehead movement when I started in TV and I have a deep forehead. Back then Botox was embryonic but I thought “why not?”. I’m now 58 and I never got lines on my forehead as a result.’
Diet-wise, Trinny offers a stern warning about sugar when it comes to ageing and inflammation.
‘We’ve had many conversations over the years about alcohol and cigarette smoke and sun and all these different things that make the free radicals run around like an army all over our face,’ she said.
‘Only recently have we started talking about the impact of sugar. Most people if they have rosacea or blemishes or anything like that, sugar is a major inflamer.
‘I want to be 80 running up the hill and I want to help women appreciate the whole holistic approach while reducing our sugar levels because the inflammatory markers are the basis of many serious illnesses.’
Trinny, who switches between dark chocolate and apple with peanut butter for after-dinner snacks, said listening to your body is key as inflammation will show up pretty quickly on a physical level.
What are Trinny’s top anti-ageing secrets at 58?
* Reduce sugar as much as you can without depriving yourself of joy – switch ice cream for apple with peanut butter or a good quality stick of dark chocolate
* Have good skincare routine and stick to it
* Only invest in high quality skincare gadgets if you are going to stick to them. Buy them and see them through if you want to see results. Don’t make it a chore and use them on the loo for five minutes if you’re short on time
* Take marine collagen every day and put it on your face
* Use makeup with nourishing ingredients that heal your skin while you wear it
* Focus on lymphatic drainage methods on your face, it is excellent for reducing puffiness
* Listen to your body and your skin, it will show you physically if you have inflammation in your body
‘When women go through menopause, inflammation is much more noticeable. So if I eat a chocolate full of s**t, my ankles swell because I feel the inflammation. My body is telling me not to take the second bar and I do listen. It’s not about depriving people from the joys of life but it is about balance.’
Trinny has spent years formulating products for her Trinny London range that are not only effective but nourish the skin at the same time.
The latest addition to the enormously successful beauty line might be her most well-received yet, with a new tinted first-of-its-kind serum hybrid dubbed BFF Rebalance a game-changer in how women do their makeup.
The product is formulated with skin-loving ingredients and when worn, provides a more matte coverage that doesn’t feel as though it is sitting heavily on the face.
The latest addition to the enormously successful beauty line might be her most successful yet, with a new tinted first-of-its-kind serum hybrid dubbed BFF Rebalance a game-changer in how women do their makeup
‘The Rebalance came from me wanting to have a serum that really is a skincare hybrid. It’s got to be full of actives otherwise don’t falsely market yourself – that’s my challenge to the industry,’ Trinny said.
‘It was about having niacinamide which I knew would be very good – it’s B family, it helps with blemishes, it helps with reducing inflammation around spots and it’s a fabulous vitamin.’
The product also contains noni bioactives and chlorella vulgaris extract to help control blemishes, balance shine and prevent future congestion.
‘The Rebalance came from me wanting to have a serum that really is a skincare hybrid. It’s got to be full of actives otherwise don’t falsely market yourself – that’s my challenge to the industry,’ Trinny said
‘We spend a lot of time looking at products that are good for the skin when you put them on. We can’t compare ourselves to the brands that do full on beautiful glamorous Hollywood makeup – I don’t feel like we are in that era right now,’ Trinny said
‘Chlorella vulgaris is a marine probiotic. We know about gut health and just how much it effects congestion on our skin and if more people took marine prebiotics their skin would be much better. So to then put that on our skin is excellent,’ Trinny said.
‘I wanted a formulation that would actually help skin that was quite excessively oily or congested and then I wanted to add in pigment. I wanted pigment to be very finely milled and I don’t want it to compromise the integrity of the ingredients and I wanted to get coverage that doesn’t sit on the skin.’
And it seems she’s done just that, with the serum already getting rave reviews the world over.
‘We spend a lot of time looking at products that are good for the skin when you put them on. We can’t compare ourselves to the brands that do full on beautiful glamorous Hollywood makeup – I don’t feel like we are in that era right now,’ Trinny said.
‘We want to be the best us we can be. That’s the woman we are talking to.’
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